Youth mentor’s anti-bullying campaign making a difference in lives of Flint youth

Youth mentor’s anti-bullying campaign making a difference in lives of Flint youth

The 13-year-old’s confession caught her mother by surprise. Tracy Palmer knew her daughter had experienced bullying, but she hadn’t known the full extent. Hiding in restrooms, panic attacks and other daily stress were often part of the student’s school day. “She opened up and told us things we had never even talked about,” Palmer recalls. […]

Flint firefighters light a flame as 2018 calendar models to raise dollars for scholarships for students

Flint firefighters light a flame as 2018 calendar models to raise dollars for scholarships for students

It’s eye candy for a cause. The Society of Firefighters has resumed a philanthropic tradition in Flint this year, publishing its first calendar in seven years. Featuring real city firemen as 12-month models, the item is a fundraiser for the annual Davis-Dixon Scholarship Fund, named after Flint’s first black firefighter, Joe Davis, and its first […]

Kala Wilburn joins TheHUB Flint staff

Kala Wilburn joins TheHUB Flint staff

Kala Wilburn is joining TheHUB Flint staff supporting our social media and community outreach. Wilburn is the founder of apparel company Fannie Lucille. She also created Vehicle City Fashion Week, the first fashion week in Genesee County, and founded her own non-profit, Fashion Against Violence. She graduated with a bachelor of applied arts degree in […]

Heart and hustle: Seniors in Hasselbring Hustlers can’t stop dancing to the music

Heart and hustle: Seniors in Hasselbring Hustlers can’t stop dancing to the music

Four years ago the Hasselbring Senior Center on West Home Avenue was headed toward demolition. Then along came Garald Haralson, a local DJ and entertainer who had been spinning and performing at Loving Hands, another senior center in town. There he would play older music– Motown from the ’60s and funk from the ’70s – […]

Flint & Genesee Chamber gets down to business with 2018 workshops

Flint & Genesee Chamber gets down to business with 2018 workshops

The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce wants to help you get down to business. Through collaborations with local and national experts, the chamber will offer about 60 workshops to help local residents train, develop and prepare for professional, entrepreneurial and community opportunities in 2018. Supported with funding by the C. S. Mott Foundation, the […]

Doyle Ryder Elementary School wins $5,000 in Keep Genesee County Beautiful Recycling Contest

Doyle Ryder Elementary School wins $5,000 in Keep Genesee County Beautiful Recycling Contest

Students at Doyle Ryder Elementary School take recycling seriously, and it earned them $5,000 for their school. Doyle Ryder came in first place Keep Genesee County Beautiful’s 7th annual Recycle-Bowl competition with 10,596.53 pounds of recycling. That’s a lot of trash that won’t end up in landfills. Keep Genesee County Beautiful collaborated with Flint’s Community […]

Caterer Krazy Kravings spreads sweetness throughout the Flint community

Caterer Krazy Kravings spreads sweetness throughout the Flint community

There was a time Porsha Wilburn wouldn’t go near the kitchen while her mother made tasty magic. Cooking wasn’t a passion for Wilburn, a professional accountant more interested in crunching numbers than testing ingredients and experimenting with recipes. The oven was her mother Ann Wilburn’s domain, and it supported a popular, home-based business. Macaroni and […]